Ribsy

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 240 pages
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Newbery Medal-winning author Beverly Cleary gives Henry's dog, Ribsy, the center stage in this dog's-eye view of the adventure of a lifetime.

Good ol' Ribsy's ever-curious mind has always gotten him into scrapes, but this time he may have gone too far. After a comical turn of events, Ribsy finds himself in the wrong station wagon with the wrong children. Ribsy will do anything to find Henry, but there's plenty of excitement to be had along the way—and scoring a touchdown for a local high school team is only part of the fun!

 

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User Review  - Cheryl_in_CC_NV - LibraryThing

The Ramona books are still my favorites. And the Henry books are just a bit dated. But I'll read anything by Cleary anytime. Even the teen 'romances.' She's my go-to 'comfort' author. Read full review

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

I read all of the Ramona and Beezus books as a girl, but didn't read the ones about Henry Higgins or his dog, Ribsy. My loss! Beverly Cleary absolutely nails the mind of "agreeable" mutt Ribsy as he ... Read full review

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Contents

Ribsy and the Hungry Flea
1
The Cleanest Dog in the U S A
32
Ribsy and Mrs Frawley
60
Ribsy Becomes a Mascot
90
Ribsy Goes to a Football Game
126
The Famous Dog
149
Ribsy and the Apartment House
181
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Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up.

Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born!

Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.

Jaqueline Rogers has been a professional children's book illustrator for more than twenty years and has worked on nearly one hundred children's books.

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